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Adobe Inspire Magazine

In December 2013, I had the honor and privilege of being featured in Adobe Inspire Magazine. I was also given the opportunity to draw a wintery image for the cover which I was excited to tackle! There were no perimeters around the assignment other than the winter theme so naturally, I gravitated toward the mountains!

I think not having a set direction for an illustration can be one of the most challenging assignments for me simply because during my time as a designer, I grew used to having every single thing dictated for me in terms of what was needed and how it needed to be done. That's been one of the most enriching aspects of my transition into full time illustration last year - the freedom to create with less boundaries. I still find a certain level of comfort in those boundaries though, but I relish the challenge of an open canvas.

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Here's a look at what I created for Adobe. Big thanks to Terri Stone and the Adobe Inspire team - it was a pleasure working with them!

--» Read the feature here

--» And download the digital publication here

Adobe Inspire Cover · Horizontal

Adobe Inspire Cover · Sketch

Adobe Inspire Cover · Vertical

Here are a few closeups on some of the details of the piece.